Program of Confluence

September 12, 2011

Here is the program for tomorrow’s event.

9.15 Registration

9.45 Welcome address from Jonathan Scheele, Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK

9.50 Introduction to the day by Piers Roberts, director Designersblock

10.00 The Creative Goes in to Business.

Speakers: Michael-George Hemus (director and co-founder of Plumen, Hulger and the re-launched Truman Beers), Russell Pinch, and Paul Bishop (The New English)
Chaired by Dr Catherine Morel of Kingston University (head of MA Creative Industries course)

11.15 Coffee

11.45 The Importance of Ideas to Big Business

Speakers: Professor Simon Bolton (Cranfield University), Laura Scanga (BskyB) and Rob Thompson (Nokia)
Chaired by David Worthington

13.00 Lunch and networking

14.00 Creative Practice in Places and Spaces

Speakers: Rebecca Molina (Deptford Project) and Rebecca Beveridge (Placemaker) and Piers Roberts (Designersblock)
Chaired by Jonathan Robinson: founder of The Hub

15.00 Pattern and Language in Creative Action

Speaker: Piers Roberts (director Designersblock)

15.30 Tea/Coffee

15.50 New Voices for a New Future: What Does the Next Generation Think?

A panel discussion led by Graham Brown-Martin (Learning without Frontiers) involving Sebastian Redford, Ed Vince, and Lior Smith

16.45 Closing remarks followed by networking

17.00 ‘12 Star Gallery’ Exhibition Opening

An accompanying exhibition in the ‘12 Star Gallery’ has been curated by designersblock. Selecting one object from each year, showcased at designersblock events since its launch in 1998, they offer insights into how contemporary products anticipate and inspire cultural change. It covers a period when creativity has moved from the side lines to centre stage in the collective imagination and in our economies.

Europe House, 32 Smith Square, Westminster SW1P 3EU

If you’d like to come but still haven’t registered, please email as soon as possible.